Dextra, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Dextra, just off Farm Road 1648 twenty-one miles northwest of Nacogdoches in northwestern Nacogdoches County, was settled before 1900. In the mid-1930s the community had a school, a church, and several stores. After World War II many of its residents moved away, but as late as the mid-1960s the community had a store and two churches. In the early 1990s Dextra was a dispersed farming community.


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Christopher Long, “Dextra, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994